Dark Realm Update June 2017

This release has been superseded by the emergency Summer Solstice Update, the previous release below is archived, and you may well need this to deal with compatibility issues as some changes have been made in the new release.

I am about to fall into torpor as I write this, I remain eternally grateful to Lenora for continuing these monthly Dark Realm pack updates for Vampire The Masquerade- Redemption Multiplayer. As usual, the below information is provided on her behalf. But I really need to sleep so… <insert random month comment here, oh wait, I just did, ZzZzZ>.

COMPATIBILITY WITH PREVIOUS VERSION:

This version is COMPLETELY COMPATIBLE with the previous version.

However, if your game crashes for some reason after installing this version, please empty your crypt folder.

INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Download and extract into your main vampire directory: Darkrealm_Skins_Core_06.01.17.

This core download is all you need to have access to player skins and npcs. However, to have full access to NPCs, STs will have to spawn a base model npc and equip that character’s upgrade to get the desired look.

2) EXTENDED NPC LIST ADD ON (REMOVE IF GAMES BECOME UNSTABLE. THE CORE DARKREALM SKINS CAN STILL BE USED WITHOUT THIS FILE):

Download and extract into your main vampire directory: Darkrealm_NPC_Add_on_06.01.17.

ABOUT THE EXTENDED NPC LIST ADD ON: This optional add on file is designed as a time-saving tool to help STs spawn npcs easier. You do not have to install this file to use the core Dark Realms skins. However, many hosts use it unless it causes instability. The extended npc list add on file file allows you to directly spawn npcs without having to spawn a base npc model and equip it with an upgrade. This add on file is completely compatible with the core Darkrealm skins. So you can include it or delete the extended npc add on file without worrying about impacting player skins. However, deleting the add on file will impact npcs on your saved maps.

3) PROP AND ITEM PACK: Download and extract into your main vampire directory: Darkrealm_Props_06.01.17.

Note: These props and items can be installed separately of the Darkrealm skins. The skins are in no way dependent on having these props and items installed.

4) DELETE these files if you have them currently installed: BLUEORB Proppack.nob, Cigarettes.nob, Eliza.nob, Jason Jindrax.nob, Julio.nob, LenoraMinogue2.nob, ±PeR±Props.nob, Roman_Mod.nob, Sheliah’s Wing Pack, and TheMan.nob (John Costello skin). These packs have been incorporated into the Darkrealm skins and props.

NOTE: There is now NO overlap between the original, unmodified WTDpack01.nob. So if a particular map calls for this pack, you must install WTDpack01.nob separately.

KNOWN CONFLICTS: Dark Realms Skins may or may not work with ±EOTW± or ±PER± skin packs since these are older incarnations of the Dark Realms Skins. You take your chances if you install them. The Six Skinpack.nob will usually only work with the Darkrealm Skins core and props downloads. Though you can always try it…but at your own risk. In general, avoid using too many extra skins, maps, or other mods with Dark Realms since this mod is huge and poor vamp can only handle so much.

HELP, I’M CRASHING: If you’re crashing with just the Darkrealm Skins core installed, you might have to just bite the bullet and remove other maps, skins, or props from your main vampire directory. I’d recommend starting with the maps, as they can really take a toll on the game’s stability.

WHATS NEW:

An update that adds a few new skins, props, and fixes, a sample of some of them can be seen in the attachments.

SKIN PACK:

> Updated Tahir skin!! Now includes a new upgrade.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Tahir_Shirt2 (Purple and black shirt with gun belt)

> Updated Damora skin! Now includes a new upgrade.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Damora_Pants (Black blazer and pants)

> Updated Mara skin! The DA_Dress look has been improved with a purple dress and additional jewelry.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Mara_DA_Dress (Purple DA Dress)

> Updated Lenora skin! Now includes a DA dress with dark hair.

The upgrade can be found in the item list as:
Lenora_DA_Dress (Red DA Dress/dark hair)

> MINOR FIXES/CHANGES:

* Aiya_Suit2 upgrade/npc has improved textures.

* Aiya_Dress_V npc/upgrades now include different hair.

* Roman_Statue (the water bearer) now includes red ivy, not green. The marble is also a lighter color.

* Damora_Dress_Mod and Damora_Dress_Mod2 npcs/upgrades now include different hair.

* Made a minor fix to the face texture for the Romeo skin.

* The Merchant_Stand prop now has better apples spread over the counter.

* The Dining_Table_F2 feast table now includes a candelabra with flickering candles.

* The Blood_Chalice_Stand prop is now more proportional.

* Adjusted the crystal ball prop to improve stability.

> Shades can now also be used for the following upgrades: Aiya_Suit2 (Red blazer and black pants upgrade)
Aiya_Dress_V (Black lace dress)
Damora_Pants (Black blazer and pants)
Tahir_Shirt2 (Purple and black shirt with gun belt)

> Continuing support for NPCS! Just like always, all player skins and their corresponding upgrades can be used for NPCS.

PROP PACK: Now includes…

Dining_Table_F2_B (Large dining table without food, black tablecloth)
Dining_Table_F3 (A fancy short table for celebrations)
Dining_Table_F4 (A fancy short table with a book, wine glasses)
Ouija_Board (Ouija board and table)
PersiaPlant2 (Roses with red vines)
Roman_Bath4 (A white Roman sunken back filled with water)
Roman_Bath4_Blood (A white Roman sunken back filled with blood)
Statue_Sage (A statue of a sage with a sword in his hand)





** Note on Prop Selection: If you’re having trouble selecting the rugs, move your cursor along the edge of the rug until you can select it. If you’re having trouble selecting the paintings, move your cursor directly beneath them near the floor.

*** THANKS EVERYONE! *** As usual, please distribute or use this mod however you wish. Feel free to borrow any skins you’d like for your own packs or use these to make your own skins. My thanks to each of you for continuing to give me feedback on ways to improve these packs. Please enjoy ***

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